Nursing

II.A.2.b.

Clearly defined standing orders and protocols, including management of adverse reactions to immunizations

Notes: 
Nursing Manual
Location: 
Standardized Nursing Protocols - Anaphylaxis Emergency Care

II.A.1.

Travel medicine services are provided by personnel who have appropriate training, skills, and resource materials to provide quality services.

Notes: 
P&P, References, Educational Conferences
Location: 
AIT, Travel Advisor, Travax website and monthly newsletter, CDC, UC EAP Program

TRAVEL CLINIC APPOINTMENTS - STANDARDIZED NURSING PROCEDURES

Effective Date: 
Wed, 09/01/2010
Reviewed: 
Sat, 08/27/2011
Revised: 
Wed, 07/26/2017

UCSC Student Health Center works with the UCSC Division of Global Engagement (DGE), the UC Education Abroad Program (EAP), and with students traveling abroad outside of campus sponsored programs to prepare students for safe, healthy travel experiences. This procedure delineates the standard elements of an EAP and a non-EAP Travel Consult, both locally coordinated by UCSC DGE. It also provides the process for obtaining UC-wide EAP  and DGE coordinated travel program clearance for participation in one of these programs.

EXPEDITED TREATMENT OF WOMEN WITH URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS - STANDARDIZED NURSING PROCEDURES

Effective Date: 
Wed, 09/01/2010
Reviewed: 
Sat, 08/27/2011
Revised: 
Tue, 05/09/2017

Urinary Tract Infections are a common and disturbing problem for young women. Good evidence indicates that several findings are sufficiently predictive of the presence of a Urinary Tract Infection in symptomatic women to support empiric treatment for these women. This procedure provides specific guidelines to guide the RN in providing expedited treatment of uncomplicated urinary tract infections to women presenting to the UCSC Student Health Center.

Procedure

EAR IRRIGATIONS TO REMOVE IMPACTED CERUMEN - STANDARDIZED NURSING PROCEDURES

Effective Date: 
Wed, 09/01/2010
Reviewed: 
Sat, 08/27/2011
Revised: 
Sun, 08/28/2011

Impacted cerumen is a common complaint. This procedure allows an RN to assess the amount of cerumen in the ear canal and to initiate the process of clearing the ear canal when the RN or clinician assesses excess cerumen.
Procedure
 The patient may be pre-treated with a solution to soften cerumen prior to the procedure:

CRYOTHERAPY FOR VERRUCE VULGARIS AND/OR PLANTAR WARTS - STANDARDIZED NURSING PROCEDURES

Effective Date: 
Sun, 12/01/2002
Reviewed: 
Sat, 08/27/2011
Revised: 
Mon, 02/22/2016

Successful eradication of plantar warts and some common warts frequently requires repetitive treatments. Benign small and usually painless growths, warts are typically raised, rounded, rough and may have significant surrounding callous. This procedure gives the RN authority to use liquid nitrogen to treat plantar warts and common warts after diagnosis and referral from a UCSC clinician. This procedure does not allow treatment of genital or peri-ungal warts.

CONTRACEPTIVE REFILLS - STANDARDIZED NURSING PROCEDURES

Effective Date: 
Wed, 09/01/2010
Reviewed: 
Sat, 08/27/2011
Revised: 
Tue, 02/07/2017

This procedure outlines the situations in which the RN may provide a contraceptive refill to patients without a clinician visit.
Procedure
Three Month Contraceptive Recheck

CONTRACEPTIVE OPTIONS PRIOR TO EXAM (COPE) - STANDARDIZED NURSING PROCEDURES

Effective Date: 
Wed, 09/01/2010
Reviewed: 
Sat, 08/27/2011
Revised: 
Tue, 02/07/2017

Rapid, easy access to contraception for young women is critical to preventing unintended pregnancy. This standardized procedure allows RNs to provide a 3 month supply of contraceptives to young women who do not have contraindications to use of hormonal contraception. Women at risk of pregnancy are also at risk of sexually transmitted infections. This procedure uses the opportunity of a discussion on contraception to educate,  assess, and  order testing for sexually transmitted infections for this at-risk patient group.

ALLERGY IMMUNOTHERAPY INJECTIONS - STANDARDIZED NURSING PROCEDURES

Effective Date: 
Wed, 09/01/2010
Reviewed: 
Fri, 08/19/2011
Revised: 
Thu, 10/06/2016

This procedure provides RNs at the UCSC Student Health Center (SHC)  the standards for the administration of allergy serum injections to students.

Procedure

Patients requesting allergy injections are instructed to review the UCSC Student Health Center Allergy Clinic Information Sheet (HC#891c).

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